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Comment The most exciting thing is (Score 5, Interesting) 268

that this kernel already got device IDs for next years Intel hardware. This is something completely new, since Intel so far had a much more closed policy and wouldn't have told device IDs prior to the chipset release.

Now there is a really good chance that driver code will make it into the distribution kernels until the new hardware will be released for mass production. So the chances that brand new hardware will work without any flaws in 2011 are higher than ever before.

Thanks to Intel for this change in their policy. This was a small step for Intel (since everybody "knows" that they will release new chips every year) but a giant leap for providing Linux hardware compatibility right "out-of-the-box".

Comment Why do you need a list in the order they voted? (Score 3, Insightful) 256

Just print out a catalog of all the voters that need to vote in that election office. If someone votes, then you mark him as "was voting already" but not recording the time of his vote. At the end of the day you have a list of people that voted and a list of votes, but you can't do any correlation on it.

It looks like they need to save paper because election machines are so expensive and now they just record voters data in the order they appear in the voting office.

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